Dare we get our hopes up?
Kenny Marchant is the Republican U.S. Representative for the 24th Congressional District of Texas. The district includes several areas around Dallas and Fort Worth.
A reader of Obama Release Your Records, “Dougster,” wrote a letter to Congressman Marchant about impeaching Obama. Below is the letter Dougster received from Rep. Marchant.
Thank you for contacting me regarding your desire for articles of impeachment to be brought against the President. When considering the issues before me, it is very important to know the views and concerns of my constituents.
I share your outrage over the multiple scandals involving the Internal Revenue Service, the State Department, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice, and other agencies under this Administration. Each is alarming and each warrants a high degree of scrutiny.
When articles of impeachment are introduced against the President, the House Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction to consider them and collect critical information. The Committee would then decide whether to move forward with charges that amount to “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” From there, the articles would then be presented for a vote in the full House and, if passed, be sent to the Senate where a 2/3 majority vote is required for removal from office.
There are currently investigations underway in the House, the Senate, and at the FBI to gather as much information from the Administration as possible. I am involved with and support these investigations so that we can get all information about those that are responsible in order to hold them accountable. Namely, the President is under the most scrutiny and will have to face the truth of what we know to be fact in the many investigations.
Thank you for expressing your concerns to me. I greatly value your opinion and encourage you to contact me with your thoughts and questions. Please visit my website, www.marchant.house.gov, and sign up for any e-newsletter to stay updated on how I am serving you and the 24th District of Texas. It is an honor to represent you in Congress and I look forward to hearing again from you soon.
Member of Congress
Here’s a scanned image of Marchant’s letter (click to enlarge):
Rep. Kenny Marchant, age 62, was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2005. Prior to entering politics, he had worked as a real estate developer and owned a homebuilding company.
He began his political career in the Carrollton City Council, followed by Mayor of Carrollton, and 7 years in the Texas House of Representatives where he was named a Top Ten Legislator by Texas Monthly and Legislator of the Year by the Texas Municipal League.
In Congress, his committee assignments include membership in the House Committee on Ways and Means and its Subcommittee on Oversight.